Warner Bros chose to kick off the promotion of "Godzilla" with this dramatic trailer, with stylized images alternately evoking fury, fear and silence. Gareth Edwards directed the feature, in which scientists and military personnel must put an end to the panic and chaos caused by the monster they created in their labs. Elizabeth Olsen, who will play a twin sister to Taylor-Johnson's character in "The Avengers 2," plays his wife in "Godzilla." Juliette Binoche, Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe also appear in the trailer. "Godzilla" will arrive in US theaters on May 16, 2014.
The film on the Queen frontman has found a lead and a director, Deadline.com reports. Ben Whishaw, who played Q in "Skyfall," will star in the Freddie Mercury biopic, with British filmmaker Dexter Fletcher at the helm. Fletcher is the actor-turned-director behind "Wild Bill" and "Sunshine on Leith," while Whishaw, in addition to "Skyfall," has starred in "Perfume" and "Cloud Atlas." The role of Freddie Mercury was originally destined to be played by Sacha Baron Cohen.
By Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) - The Portuguese prefer not to talk, much less joke, about the 1932-1968 fascist dictatorship of Antonio Salazar - which may explain why it has taken a "superhero" to broach the topic in a big-screen comedy. The masked, moustachioed "Capitao Falcao" (Captain Falcon) is Salazar's most trusted henchman in a movie of the same name, tackling the "red menace" of communism and attempts to bring democracy to Portugal in the 1960s. The much-awaited release - in which the motorcycle-riding Falcao and his sidecar-borne sidekick the Partridge Kid fight bearded communists in red overalls armed with hammers and sickles - is due to hit Portuguese movie theatres next summer. Far from an ultra-conservative apologia, the film is a spoof designed to "exorcise some of our demons of the past by laughter", said director Joao Leitao, 32, whose crew describes Falcao as an "ultra-patriot and ultra-idiot".
The 2012 movie will have a sequel, in which Tom Cruise will play the former military man once again, Deadline.com announces. The sequel to "Jack Reacher" will be based on a different novel by Lee Child, the author who created the character in 1997, beginning a book series that now includes 18 volumes. Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures have selected the collection's most recent book, "Never Go Back," published in the US last September. In this latest installment in the Jack Reacher story, the character returns to his former military base in Virginia to meet Major Susan Turner.
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedies, dramas, thrillers and documentaries exploring notable individuals will lead the 2014 Sundance Film Festival non-competitive premieres program, the annual independent film festival said on Monday. The coveted premieres slot, usually reserved for more seasoned directors, will showcase 17 feature films, several of which are by directors who have gained prior success at Sundance. Filmmaker Mike Cahill, who garnered critical praise in 2011 at Sundance as the writer-director of "Another Earth," returns in 2014 with "I Origins," a film about scientists who make a life-changing discovery starring Brit Marling and Michael Pitt. Writer-director Ira Sachs, who won the annual festival's grand jury drama prize in 2005 with "Forty Shades of Blue," will premiere his latest film, "Love Is Strange," starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.